It seems in the last two articles The Examiner has published on legislative updates to the Independence Chamber of Commerce you’ve conspicuously omitted one state representative who has spoken at both meetings, Brent Lasater, state representative in District 53.

To the editor:

It seems in the last two articles The Examiner has published on legislative updates to the Independence Chamber of Commerce you’ve conspicuously omitted one state representative who has spoken at both meetings, Brent Lasater, state representative in District 53.

I hope this is just an oversight, but as one of Rep. Lasater’s supporters it is nice to read his take on the issues, since he is the only local state representative who has not taken money from special interest groups or party committees. He is one of only two Republicans who voted against the congressional redistricting map that would cut Jackson County into two different districts. He is in Jefferson City for the people, not the monied powers that be.